Karen S. Rohan is Executive Vice President of Aetna’s Local and Regional Businesses. Ms. Rohan’s responsibilities include leadership of the company’s Individual, Small Group and Middle Market businesses; the field organization, including regional alignment to customers; local network strategy, regional sales and distribution infrastructure; and Group (disability, life, dental) businesses. She also leads Aetna’s integration efforts for its acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc.
Ms. Rohan has nearly two decades of experience in the health care industry. She joined Aetna from Magellan Health Services, where she served as president. At Magellan she was responsible for the development and operational execution of the company’s business strategy, as well as the profit and loss for all of Magellan's business units. Prior to Magellan she was president of CIGNA’s Group Disability, Dental and Vision Care businesses. This role was the culmination of a career with CIGNA that included a number of positions with increasing responsibilities in business strategy, operations and finance. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Ms. Rohan was recently named a finalist for the Female Executive of the Year in the American Business Awards competition known as "The Stevies," and in 2012, she was named the “Most Influential in Specialty Health” for 2012 by the National Association for Specialty Health Organizations. She also was named on the Business Insurance “Women to Watch” list. Ms. Rohan is a strong advocate for women in leadership and has spoken publicly and in interviews about her experience. In 2011, she co-chaired the Health Care and Pharmaceutical Task Force for the Wall Street Journal Women in the Economy Conference.
With a personal and professional commitment to health and wellness, Ms. Rohan is a running enthusiast who has participated in numerous events including the Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, MA. Ms. Rohan sits on the advisory board of NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, a nonprofit organization that provides independence to people through canine assistance, and is an advocate for the non-profit Share Our Strength program, a national movement to end childhood hunger. She also serves on the advisory board for Ernst & Young’s Boston office.
She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.